Jolly, Texas

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Jolly, Texas
Location of Jolly, Texas
Location of Jolly, Texas
Clay County Jolly.svg
Coordinates: 33°52′27″N 98°20′55″W / 33.87417°N 98.34861°W / 33.87417; -98.34861Coordinates: 33°52′27″N 98°20′55″W / 33.87417°N 98.34861°W / 33.87417; -98.34861
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 188
 • Density 190.7/sq mi (73.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-37924[1]
GNIS feature ID 1360364[2]

Jolly is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 172 at the 2010 census.


Jolly is located at 33°52′27″N 98°20′55″W / 33.87417°N 98.34861°W / 33.87417; -98.34861 (33.874304, -98.348556).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 188 people, 70 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 190.7 people per square mile (73.3/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 74.1/sq mi (28.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.47% White, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 70 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,467. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line.


The City of Jolly is served by the Henrietta Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

  • Walter Jenkins, administrative assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson. Also notable mention: Jenna Casey traveled through Jolly on May 27th, 2015 during an unsuccessful day of Storm chasing.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.